Mark Brown

    Mark Brown is an American gaming executive known for serving as the CEO of Trump Hotels and Casinos and President of The Venetian Macau, Sands Macau, and the Four Seasons Macau. In 2010, Brown joined Wynn Resorts, and later served as COO of NagaCorp Limited. In November 2014, Brown was named President and CEO of Imperial Pacific Limited.

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    IPI aims for Japanese VIP, families and newlyweds

    Imperial Pacific International is set to turn its sights to Japanese tourists and VIP gamblers, after hiring a number of marketing representatives to target the market.  Speaking to the Marianas Variety, IPI senior vice president Donald Browne said the launching of Skymark Airlines’ Tokyo-Saipan flight service has allowed IPI to bring in Japanese visitors to […]

    Saipan to mull more junkets

    The Commonwealth Casino Commission in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands will discuss an application for four new junket operators on Thursday, together with a contract extension for Imperial Pacific International’s (IPI) chairman.

    Junkets don’t want to come here: Brown

    Significantly reduced VIP gaming revenue caused Imperial Pacific International to swing to a loss of HK$1.9 billion (US$239.6 million) in the first six months of 2019, down from a profit of HK$79 million in the prior-year period.  According to the Saipan casino operator, VIP rolling chip volume reached HK$8.3 million in the year, down 91.7 […]

    IPI interested in online gaming

    Imperial Pacific International would be interested in online gaming in Saipan if the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands passes a bill to legalize the practice, local media reports.

    IPI uses credits to defer tax payments

    Imperial Pacific International said it was applying tax credits earned from previous years to defer paying income tax and blamed delays in land allocation, the weather and worker issues for its troubles in completing its Saipan resort.

    IPI sees clear road ahead for resort construction

    Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International is optimistic it will regain investor confidence after gaining approval to take over the Marianas Resort & Spa last week, and the arrival of new workers from Taiwan and Thailand starting from May. IPI CEO Mark Brown said the latest two developments are the final pieces coming together for […]

    IPI allowed to manage and operate Mariana Resort

    Imperial Pacific has been allowed to manage and operate the entire Mariana Resort & Spa starting mid-May, local media reports. The announcement was made by IPI president and CEO Mark Brown during a Commonwealth Casino Commission board meeting on Thursday. “…We are stepping in and we are going to manage the property. We will take […]

    IPI appoints Marco Teng as chairman

    Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific has appointed Marco Teng as its new chairman, replacing former chairman Mark Brown, local media reports.  According to reports, Marco Teng took the position of chairman on January 10, succeeding Mark Brown who announced his retirement in January to pursue other projects close to his family in the U.S. Teng […]

    IPI confirms Mark Brown’s December departure

    Imperial Pacific International has confirmed recent rumors about the departure of its chairman Mark Brown. The company, in a press release, said that he made the decision to retire from his current position to “pursue other projects closer to his family in the mainland United States.” “Mr. Brown’s leadership and expertise were a major contribution […]

    IPI confident on August 2018 deadline

    Imperial Pacific Resort Pacific International chairman Mark Brown says he is confident that the company will meet its August 2018 deadline to complete its Garapan resort, according to a report from Saipan Tribune. “We are still targeting to open the entire facility in August 2018. Hopefully we can get more U.S. workers here… If we […]

    Imperial Pacific requests deadline extensions

    Casino operator Imperial Pacific International has requested to extend the license of its temporary casino at T-Galleria in order to buy more time for the construction of its new integrated resort, Marianas Variety reports. The casino operator was originally planning a “soft opening” of its new casino on Mar. 31, but it appears this deadline […]

    Imperial Pacific posts $3.8 billion in VIP rolling

    Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific says its temporary casino raked in $3.8 billion in VIP table games rolling in October. According to the company’s filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the results were just shy of its record $3.95 billion in VIP rollings in September. In September, CEO Mark Brown said that, […]

    Imperial Pacific reports best monthly VIP roll to date

    Hong Kong-listed Imperial Pacific says its temporary casino on the island of Saipan took in $3.95 billion in VIP rollings in September, its best month since opening. The figure tops the previous high set in April of $3.18 billion, after which the casino reported several months of declining or flat VIP roll. The company has […]

    Imperial Pacific to abide by license agreement

    Saipan casino operator Imperial Pacific International says it will continue to abide by the conditions of its license agreement in regards to imported labor, local media reports.  In a statement to local media, the company said: “[IPI] would continue to follow and meet what is required based on the exclusive casino license agreement. Currently the […]

    Imperial Pacific seeks more worker visas

    Casino operator Imperial Pacific International Holdings is asking the US government to ease the visa cap for overseas workers in order to support its future casino. Mark Brown, chief executive of Imperial Pacific in an interview with EJ Insight, said the cap of 12,999 workers for the transitional commonwealth-only worker-1 (or CW-1) program was reached […]

    Imperial Pacific posts record interim results

    Imperial Pacific International Holdings Limited, the operator of Saipan’s only casino, announced record growth in both revenue and profit for the six months to end-June, though further growth is likely to be capped until its new casino and hotel opens next year.  Total revenue reached HK$3.98 billion ($513 million), with revenue from VIP gaming operations […]

    Best Sunshine is financially able, says CNMI casino commission

    Imperial Pacific, operator of Best Sunshine International, has been deemed financially able to complete construction of its $500 million Grand Mariana Casino Project in Garapan, according to local media sourced from the Commonwealth Casino Commission. The commission reportedly met with Best Sunshine executives to access its ability to complete the $500 million project on Jan. […]

    Best Sunshine to build glass enclosures to comply with anti-smoking law

    Best Sunshine International is currently seeking approval from its lessor, T Galleria, to build glass enclosures to address previously discussed concerns regarding smoking and public health at the Saipan casino. According to Best Sunshine Legal Council Viola Alepuyo, Best Sunshine International must gain approval from T Galleria’s Hong Kong headquarters before the glass enclosures can […]

    Best Sunshine to bid for Kan Pacific Property

    Best Sunshine will submit a proposal for 160 hectares of public land in Marpi that includes the area currently occupied by Kan Pacific/Mariana Resort & Spa, whose lease ends in 2018. The deadline for submission of proposals is May 27, 2016. Best Sunshine Chief Executive Officer Mark A. Brown said Best Sunshine is still on […]

    Best Sunshine holds grand opening

    THE temporary casino at T Galleria is now in full operation. On Friday night, Nov. 27, Best Sunshine live-training facility or temporary casino at T Galleria in Garapan on Saipan held its grand opening in a ceremony that melded the cultural elements of the east and the west. “Tonight is the give thanks to everyone,” said […]

    Best Sunshine to compete for rival’s land in Saipan

    Best Sunshine International plans to bid for land currently held by rival Mariana Resort & Spa to build its new integrated resort on Saipan, local media reports. The land is in Marpi, one of the most coveted areas on the island. Best Sunshine plans to build the world’s largest water park, thousands of hotel rooms, […]

    Tenman’s Matt Pryor joins Best Sunshine

    Former executive director for Las Vegas Sands, Solaire Resorts builder, Tenman Project Management Holdings Limited, Matthew Pryor, has joined Best Sunshine to take the lead in its construction of the $7.1 billion casino project on Saipan. Pryor was introduced by Best Sunshine CEO Mark Brown in a press conference Sunday afternoon at their headquarters on […]

    Visa crisis looms over IPI construction

    Imperial Pacific International is facing further disruption at its unfinished Saipan property after new visa regulations further dried up the labor pool available to complete the long-delayed project.

    Imperial Pacific unveils casino, but delays persist

    Imperial Pacific’s highly anticipated multi-billion dollar resort on the island of Saipan is planning to hold an opening on March 31, though it's unclear if anything will actually open. While soft openings are common, with Okada Manila for example starting limited casino operations in December ahead of a full unveiling, also on Friday, in this case, construction delays and labor issues continue to plague the site.

    Saipan casino eyes 17Q1 debut despite finance delays

    Imperial Pacific Holdings says its resort on the Pacific Island of Saipan will open in the first quarter of this year, despite concern over funding problems for the proposed $7 billion project. The operator, which is currently working out of a temporary facility on the island, had initially planned a Chinese New Year opening, but in a recent stock exchange filing changed the wording about its planned debut to say the Imperial Pacific Resort will hold a soft opening in Q1.

    Just the start ‐‐ the little casino that can

     When Hong Kong‐listed Imperial Pacific said it would double its planned investment on Saipan, a tiny Pacific territory that forms part of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, it’s fair to say eyebrows in the industry were raised.